Phil Browntrout – boot designer 

Pinball Wizard elton bootsAFTER INJURIES TO PLAYERS, PHIL WORKED CLOSELY WITH WATFUDD EMPEROR JOHN ELTON TO DESIGN STURDIER FOOTBALL BOOT

DECEMBER 2015, AFTER HAVING SEVERAL PLAYERS INJURED WHILST WEARING BOOTS WITH NO PROTECTION, PHIL SENT HIS NEW DESIGN TO BLUES DIRECTOR HERTZ VAN RENTAL, WHO OWNS SHOE COMPANY HIGH-RYZE. USING INPUT FROM SENIOR PLAYERS, WHO WERE SUGGESTING A DESIGN BASED ON FLIP-FLOPS, AND ADVICE FROM PHYSIO BING CLARKSON WHO PREFERRED DEEP-SEA DIVING BOOTS, A RETRO DESIGN FROM THE SIXTIES WAS CHOSEN. SUFC HOPE TO HAVE THE BOOTS PRODUCED IN TIME FOR THE LEAGUE GAMES WITH COLCHESTAAARGH AND MILLYAWN, WITH REPLICA VERSIONS AVAILABLE FOR FANS TO BUY IN TIME FOR THESE GAMES, JUST IN TIME FOR THEM KICKING OFF.

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